Intended for both students and practitioners in public administration who want to communicate more effectively with a variety of audiences, this book offers clear, easy-to-understand guidelines on how to write more clearly, concisely, and coherently, as well as correctly. It covers the basics of good English and applies those basics to general forms (such as memos, letters, and e-mails) and more specific forms (such as newsletters, proposals, budget justifications, and rules) used in the public sector.

part |2 pages

Part I: The Basic Components

part |2 pages

Part II: Basic Forms of Writing in the Public Sector: Public Audiences

chapter 5|8 pages

Memos and Letters

chapter 6|8 pages


chapter 8|9 pages


part |2 pages

Part III: Basic Forms of Writing in the Public Sector: Internal and Technical Audiences

chapter 9|10 pages

Formal Reports

chapter 10|10 pages

Proposals: An Overview

chapter 11|8 pages

Grant Proposals

chapter 12|10 pages

Budget Justifications

chapter 13|12 pages